Robert Wachter’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the 60-physician Division of Hospital Medicine.
Author of 250 articles and 6 books, Robert Wachter coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the father of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and is the immediate past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
- One of the 50 most influential physicians in the U.S. for each of the past 7 years, the only academic physician in the U. S. with this distinction.
- New book coming out 2015: “Disrupted: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Digital Age” – on how healthcare IT is leading to surprising changes, some of them surprisingly negative.
In the safety and quality arenas, Dr. Wachter edits the US government’s two leading websites on safety (they receive about one million yearly visits) and has written two bestselling books on the subject, including Understanding Patient Safety.
More About Speaker, Dr. Robert Wachter. . .
In 2004, Bob Wachter received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. For the past six years, Modern Healthcare magazine has named him one of the “50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.” He has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google and his blog is one of the nation’s most popular healthcare blogs.